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Youth for Climate Cyprus have launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoGetFunding as they prepare for a new protest outside the House of Representatives at 10 am on Friday, September 20.
They will be among millions of young people around the globe expected to protest on September 20 in a bid to ask politicians take more action on the climate crisis.
Climate strikes will take place in every continent, with the movement’s inspiration, environmental activist Greta Thunberg attending the rally in New York City.
“We rely on the support of our community. We need financial help for more effective campaigning and organisation (poster printing, microphones & speakers etc),” Youth for Climate Cyprus said.
“We are currently a team with no budget and we do not accept funding from political parties or business. We are aware that we have chosen the difficult way of fundraising, but being transparent is essential! We do not want to be instrumentalized and we do not support parties or any organisation for anything in return,” they added.
Youth for Climate is a youth based team regardless of background and political ideologies. They are part of a movement of young people spanning more than 110 countries that have been pressing for action against climate change.
“We are uniting around the sole purpose to tackle climate change and the lack of response from the government within our community, as we, the new generation, are the most vulnerable. Due to the inactivity of the Cypriot government, public authorities and Parliament, Youth for Climate advocates towards the fight for an actual future and a liveable earth,” they said.
The group’s demands are that the government:
The EU funded INDICIT ll programme and the Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT) have posted a video of a turtle found off the coast of north Cyprus with a plastic ring, possibly from a shampoo bottle or similar, stuck around its neck.
Luckily Barış and Barkın Ercantan were on hand to remove the ring and release the turtle back into the sea, they said on their Facebook pages.
Watch the video below.
INDICIT II (Implementation Of Indicators Of Marine Litter On Sea Turtles And Biota In Regional Sea Conventions And Marine Strategy Framework Directive Areas), is a two year project (February 2019 – February 2021 funded by the European Union.
It follows on from the INDICIT I project which ran from 2017 – 2019.
The consortium, composed of researchers from 12 partners in 8 different countries (France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Kingdom), is committed to support the implementation of EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and other international environmental policies aiming at protecting the marine environment (especially the Barcelona convention, the OSPAR convention, the HELCOM etc).
SPOT (the North Cyprus Society for the Protection of Turtles) is an NGO that focuses on the monitoring, research and protection of marine turtles.